Postman Pat Showbiz Pat has been released by Character Options in light of the first ever Postman Pat film “Postman Pat: The Movie” which will be in cinemas nationwide from 23rd May 2014. In the film Pat auditions for an X factor style singing competition but finds that in his absence from work the postal deliveries do not run very smoothly.
Postman Pat Showbiz Pat stands at 41cm high and requires 3AA batteries to sing and dance. Showbiz Pat has had a makeover from his usual postal costume and comes complete with a glittery blue suit, microphone and dark glasses. He definitely looks the part and my children were both eager to meet him when he arrived. Aimed at ages 3+, Mister B who is 3yrs, is the perfect age to enjoy Postman Pat in action.
Postman Pat’s main feature is his singing and dancing in which he performs to 3 different songs including the Special Delivery Service theme tune and Please Mr Postman song. The songs are activated by pressing his left hand, a simple enough thing for 3yr olds to do. Mister B has played with Postman Pat over and over and I have to say the Special Delivery Service song is stuck in my head now. The children not only like listening to him but also have a little dance when I’m not looking!
We like Postman Pat, the groovy, glitzy Pat has really brought him into the future. I remember watching endless episodes of Pat with my brother during my childhood many years ago and now 30+ years later my children are enjoying the same. They’ve seen the trailer for the new Postman Pat movie in the cinema and have already requested to watch it when it comes out, so the Showbiz Postman Pat just reinforces their interest and brings him to life for them. It’s a slight shame he’s not cuddly too as they’d love to take him to bed but he’s a little too fragile for that!
Here’s a clip of Postman Pat showbiz performing for us – why not take a look?
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the toys in order to write the review.